Sigma 14-24 f2.8 sony vs Tamron 17-28 f2.8

Discussion in 'Sony Lenses' started by Hampus Lindman, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Hampus Lindman

    Hampus Lindman TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2019
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Sigma 14-24 f2.8 vs Tamron 17-28 f2.8 on the Sony A7R III?

    I´m also considering these:
    Sony FE 16-35/4,0 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
    Sony FE 16-35/2,8 GM
    Sigma 14/1,8 DG HSM Art
    Samyang AF 14/2,8 AS IF UMC

    Which one do you recommend and why? I shoot everything.


     
  2. Braineack

    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2013
    Messages:
    12,701
    Likes Received:
    5,285
    Location:
    NoVA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I rented the sigma a few weeks ago.

    Dunno what else to say other than it's sharp and renders well.

    Can focus very close, and weighs an epic-butt-ton. Hated the reverse zoom ring.
     
  3. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    45,107
    Likes Received:
    17,180
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Quite different focal length ranges. 14 vs 17 is considerable, and 24 and 28 are very different lenses.
     
  4. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    45,107
    Likes Received:
    17,180
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    A prime and a zoom can not be compared.Go to an angle of view calculator and study the differences; although it might not appear to be much of a difference, the difference between 24 mm and 28 mm is about 10 degrees in angle of view, but in the amount of visible distorting of objects near the edge of the frame, and in the diminished the size of background objects, the 24mm and 28mm are two wildly different focal lengths.The same goes for the 14 mm and the 17mm, they are _significantly _ different focal lengths!
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019
  5. Hampus Lindman

    Hampus Lindman TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2019
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Agreed, i will go for the Sigma 14-24.
     
  6. Hampus Lindman

    Hampus Lindman TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2019
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I saw the pictures and will go for the 14-24, thanks for the reply!
     
  7. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    45,107
    Likes Received:
    17,180
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I thought that you would be better off with a longer lens, such as a 17 to 28 or 16 to 35, but I did see a lot of very fine photographs made with the sigma 14 to 24 at the wedding which Brianeak used it at.

    Check the weight specification. Have you ever used a lens that is that large and heavy? It turns regular photography into quite a quite a pain in the ass. Using a really heavy and large lens changes the photographic experience.
     
  8. Hampus Lindman

    Hampus Lindman TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2019
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The weight is fine and the camera is already light so it doesn´t bother me at all. But i see how it may be a dealbreaker for some.
     
  9. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    45,107
    Likes Received:
    17,180
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Well until you have used a big coffee can on a light body, then you perhaps do not understand how unbalanced that lens will be on such a small body. It's not so much the weight per se as it is the overall balance and the bad ergonomics.
     
  10. Hampus Lindman

    Hampus Lindman TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2019
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    As i said, the weight is no issue for me but i get your point.
     
  11. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    45,107
    Likes Received:
    17,180
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I am not talking about the weight, but the balance, the ergonomics. I can tell you don't have little understanding of what I'm trying to say , quite possibly because you have never even held the camera and the lens in your hands. I would suggest that you actually go to an camera store rather than buying your kit off the internet
     
  12. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    45,107
    Likes Received:
    17,180
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit


    You say that you shoot everything, but you have decided to buy a an ultra wide-angle zoom lens. What you really should be thinking about is a more versatile lens like the 16 to 35 mm range. We do not know what other lenses you have.The 14 to 24 mm locks you into basically wide-angle views and has very little in the way of any focal length that is not wide-angle. The Wider the angle of a lens the more experience it requires from the photographer, and I get the sense that you are not that experienced. In all actuality I think that the Sony 16-35 F / 4 OSS would be a great lens buy. There is a reason that Sony and Canon have made 16 to 35 lenses. I have been involved with photography for about 45 years now , and I have seen many people fall into the Trap that you are falling into. I used to sell photo and video Goods at retail. I would like you to get something that really serves your needs rather than fattens the profits at Sigma, and leaves you with an expensive one trick pony. But of course ultimately the choice is up to you. I would however recommend that you go to an actual camera store that sells the sigma and that you put it on the camera that you plan to use it on and demo the lens for 10 minutes.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

sigma 12-24 vs tamron 17-28

,

sigma 14-24 vs tamron17-28